carsten nicolai

parallel lines cross at infinity

text, various media
400 x 7200 cm
parallel lines cross at infinity

the work refers to the axiomatic geometric postulate (after euclid) that two lines that lie parallel to each other actually never cross. many thinkers have tried to refute the postulate as it cannot be applied for non-euclidian space: a notion that takes us to the limits of conceivability as we cannot grasp infinity which also evokes the sensibility of an ultimate void. on site the words parallel lines cross at infinity can be read from a far distance and from different perspectives hence vividly illsutrating the postulate but at the same time creating the experience of a new thought-space.